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Murcer Leads Yankees 10-7 Over Detroit DETROIT (AP) - Bobby Murcer bit a two-run homer in the a four-run seventh inning and the New York Yankees, aided by three other homers, pounded the Detroit Tigers 10-7 Saturday. Hoy White opened the Yankee first with a single and Elliott - Madriox followed with his third homer of the season, one of seven liit in the game. After Murcer flied out, Pi niella clubbed a bases-empty homer. Thiirman Muiison was thrown out by Ed Brinkman before Graig Nettles smashed his 18th homer, giving the Yankees a 4-0 lead and sending Tiger starter Mickey Lolich to the showcr.s. The Tigers scored twice in the second when Bill Frcchan doubled and Jim Nettles hom- ered. .The .Yankees boosted their lead to 6-2 on an infield error, a . walk, a fielder's choice and a double by Munson for two more runs in the third but Al Kaline singled Brinkman home in the bottom of the third with the Tigers' third r u n . In the f i f t h inning, Al Kalii hit his 12th home run of the season with' Gary Sutherland on base and Freehaii his his 1511 with the bases empty, tying icore at 6-6. After Murcer unlocked the tie with bis homer, the Yankees added two more runs on Bill Sudakis' RBI single and a passed ball. The Tigers scored their last run in the ninth on Ben Og livie's RBI bouncer off relie: pitcher Sparky Lyle. Kaline's third hit of the after noon, a seventh-inning double left him nine short of his 3,00( major league hit objective. MILLER LEADS WORLD OPEN (AP Wirephoto) .. Johnny Miller, oj Napa, Calif., bites his tongue while watching a shot off the lee after scoring an eagle today to put him in the lead at the World Open after the second round Nicklaus Tries For Open Lead PINEHOHST, N.C. (AP) Jack Nicklaus, once five strokes behind, scrambled .back with a wildly erratic 70 and tied Johnny Miller Jor the third- round lead Saturday in the $300,000 , World Open Golf Tourament. Nicklaus had six. birdies and Nebraska Romps Over Oregon 61-7 UNCOLN, Neb. (AP) -Crafty Dave Humm threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Nebrask a ' s seventh-ranked Corn- huskers to a 61-7 victory over Oregon Saturday in the football season openar for both teams. The Huskers scored the first four times they had the ball as Oregon was unable to cope with Hurnm's hot passing and the ball carrying of fullback Tony Davis and I-back John O'Leary. Oregon's lone score came with 3:46 left in the game as quarterback Norval Turner scored on a three-yard run to cap an eight-play drive that began on the Ducks' 22. Wingback Don Westbrook put the Huskers on the Scoreboard for the first time, tallying on a 22-yard reverse and then Humm took to the air, hitting Westbrook with a 34-yard scoring pass five minutes later. Later Humm connected with tight end Larry Mushinskie with a 36-yard scoring toss on first down and it gave the Corn- husker quarterback 32 career touchdowns, tying the Nebraska record set by Jerry Tagge. Next, Nebraska's vaunted "blackshlrt" defense went to work on the Ducks, as they pushed Oregon from its own 23 ,ee pounced on the ball in the nd zone for a safely. The Huskers took the ensuing ickoff and mounted a 12-play ^rive from their own 16-yard ine that climaxed with Humm coring on a quarterback .neak. Oregon didn't manage a first lown until 12:44 remained i :he second quarter. With substitute linemen up ront, Nebraska closed the firs lalf scoring as Al Evelanc booted a 45-yard field goal and ave the Huskers a 30-0 halt jme lead. West Texas Beats Drake DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -West Texas State rode the hare running of halfback Richari Riggins to defeat Drake 37-17 in a Missouri Valley Conference football opener Saturday. Tully Blanchard and Miki Wartes shared the quarter backing duties for the Buf faloes, 1-0, and Riggins carried nine times for 79 yards. Drake quarterback .lona Sears connected on 19 of 3; passes for 261 yards, but gavi up the ball three times in the final quarter on two inter ceptions and a fumble to eras the Bulldogs' last chances t beat the visitors. ack to the hree plays. nine-yard line in Tackle Ron Pruitt jarred the 'all from (ane and running back Rick middle guard John ive bogeys in his one-under-par ffort over the difficult, demanding 7,007-yard No. 2 lourse at the Pinehurst Country Club. Miller, meanwhile, blew 10 strokes higher than his fantas- ic round of 63 in Friday's second round. He went to a 73 and vas dropped back into a share of the lead at 209, only four-under-par. Former Masters champion harles Coody and Australian Bruce Devlin were next at 211 ;ach matched par 71 in the lot, mug-gy weather. The group at 212 included 3ob Murphy, Gene Littler, Frank Beard and another Aus tralian, David Graham. Mur phy and Littler had 73s in the generally high scoring, Graham 74 and Beard a 75. PGA champion Lee Trevino had a 73 and appeared to be out of contention at 214, five shots back going into Sunday's final round for the biggest prize in golf this year, $60,000. Arnold Palmer and Gary Player failed to qualify for the final two rounds. Richmond Nips West Virginia MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Harry Knight passed for hree touchdowns Saturday to ead upstart Richmond to a surprising 29-25 football upset over leavily favored West Virginia. Knight led the Spiders, now 20 for the season, to 'the winning score with 12 minutes left when connected with tighl end Ricky Brown for a 38-yard ,ouchdown. That score climaxed a dramatic Richmond comeback in which Knight brought his team from a 13-0 first-quarter deficit. The G-fool-3, 195-pound senior riddled a porous Mountaineer defense for 216 passing yards, completing 11 of 16 attempts. Soccer Fans Riot Again SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) -- Britain's unruly soccei fans were on the rampage again Saturday. Police arrested a trainload at Southampton seized more than 60 at Bir mingham and 50 in Glasgow a t h e traditionally explosive Rangers-Celtic match. Brewers Trim Red Sox 3-1 On Two-Hitter Third Round Open Leaders PJSEHLTRST, N.C. "(AP) -- Here ar he top Itifrrt round scores Saturday in Ui 300,000 World Open Golf Tournament o ic 7,097-yard, par-71 No. 2 course at tti Inehursl Country Club 68-71-70--20 73-63-73-20 72-68-Tl--21 ack N i r h l n n s ohnny Miller Brace Devlin Charles Cocdy ·"rank B«ard David Graham Alabama Clips f Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., S«pt. 15, 1974 · '7» FAYETTEVIlLg, ARKANSAS . . . . , Lee Elder lobby Cole Hlly Casper Tom Kite Hubert Green Pclcr Ooslerhuls John Mahattey id Sneetl Trevlno Hale rrwin ·"nrrcst Feeler iicve Melnyk Ken SliU 63-72 7' 67-70-75--21 70-68-7.1--212 65-74-73--232 69-70-73--212 70-70-73-213 63-71-74--213 71-70-72--214 69-73-71--213 71.68-71--213 75-67-71--213 72-70-71--213 73.68-71--214 71-7 7-73--214 67-71-73--21.1 fi9 69-75---2U 71-72-71--2M 72-72-70--21'! 72-71-68--211 Maryland On Trick Play COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Third-ranked Alabama took i 11-0 load on two touchdown uns by Calvin Culliver, but iccdcd a trick fourth-down play md two turnovers in tire tinal luarler to hold off nth-ranked Maryland 21-16 in their foot- jail opener Saturday. Maryland, a two touchdown underdog, didn't cross midfield rom scrimage until driving for a fourth-quarter touchdown, a mc-yard run by Louis Carter for the f i n a l score of the game. But three second-half field ;oals by Steve Mike-Mayer of !2, 35, and 40 yards, following ,wo fumble recoveries and a 61- yard return by Richard Jcn- lings with the second halt kickoff, kept the Terps in position 'or an upset, In the final six minutes, Mark Prudhomme recovered Maryland's fumbled punt reception and Ricky Davis intercepted a pass which bounced off (he bands of Maryland's Walter White at the Alabama 46. At that point, 1:41 remained with the Tide holding a five- point edge. Following Maryland's o n l y touchdown, Alabama kept possession with a surprise fake punt from its own 25. The Crimson Tide drove 72 yards with the opening kickoff, Culliver scoring from seven yards · -back, went 73 yards up the middle midway through the second quarter following a 66-yard Maryland quick kick. A fumble recovery on the Maryland 48 by defensive end On All-Foreman Bout Countdown Begins NEW YOHK ' (AP) - The countdown has begun on what Muhammad AH refers to modestly as "an event surpassing the moon landing." In the final tensive training weeks before of leaving for Zaire, heavyweight champion George Foreman and challenger Ali displayed contrasting and highly individualistic approaches to their title fight on Sept. 24. Foreman arose the sun each day, donned sweat clothes and left bis $175.000 split-level mansion in Livermore, Calif,, for three to five miles of roadwork through the California wine country, often accompanied by Pasha, one of his .liree prize German shepherds. Back at the house by 7 a.m., foreman, who lives alone since lis divorce, showered and went rack to bed. He .set the alarm 'or 10 a.m. Up once again, he devoured a breakfast of six eggs, thick slices of beet and Canadian bacon and huge draughts of milk and fruit juices. While the heavyweight champion of the world settled back the man who - of his sound sleep was awake and alert, 3,000 miles away, after com pleting a similar ritual. Blalock Keeps Charily Lead into his dreams, would rob him Ali, AH IN I'OCONA'S training since June 1 at Mike DuBose set up the final Alabama touchdown, quarter- lack Richard Todd's one-run secper, |ia Eases By Oregon St. MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Bill, jhampion fired a two-hitte md George Scott belted hi :hird home run in two days eadirig the Milwaukee Brewer o a 3-1 victory over the Bostoi Red Sox Saturday. Scott's 17th homei 1 ' came ol Reggie Cleveland, 10-13, in th "irst inning and staked th Brewers to a 1-0 lead. The made it 2-0 in the second on single by Gorman Thomas, walk and a single by Pedro arcia. Champion, 11-3, retired the first 13 Red Sox batters, all on routine plays, until Bernie Carbo hit a line drive that landed a few feet in front of the right field wall and bounced over for a ground-rule double with one out in the fifth. Carbo scored Boston's only run on a two-out single by Dick McAuliffe. The Brewers made it 3-1 in the seventh after walks to Mike Hegan and Garcia. With two ont, Ti mJohnson hit a roller down the first base line which was picket! up by Cleveland, who collided with Johnson and dropped the ball. Johnson was safe at first with a single and pinch runner Bob Mitchell scored. ATHENS. Ga. (AP) -- Glynn Harrison scored two touchdowns, one on a 52Tyard run, and rushed for 100 yards Saturday as Georgia opened its football season with a 48-35 victory over Oregon State. The Bulldogs bolted to a 20-0 lead and held leads of three touchdowns or more three other times in the hot, muggy weather. Oregon Slate staged brief ral- j lies behind the sparkling p l a y ' of quarterback Alvin White who set up touchdowns with passes oE 59 and 66 yards, scored another on a one-yard run and passed 35 yards for another score. Harrison's other touchdown came on a 12-yard pass from Dicky Ciark. Chicago Romps Past New York Behind Thornton NEW YORK (AP) -- Anrlre Thornton drove in four runs and Hurt Hooton pitched a four litter, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 12-0 rout of the New York Mets Saturday. The Cubs took a 2-0 lead ill ihe first inning on Jim Tyrone's home run and Thornton's run- scoring single. Jerry Morales' RBI single highlighted a four- run second inning for the Cubs. Thornton delivered a two-run double in the Chicago fourth and the Cubs scored twice more in the fifth with Morales contributing another .run-scoring single. Thornton's run-scoring single capped a two-run rally for the Cubs in the eighth. Hooton, 5- II, bested New York southpaw Ray Sadecki, 8-8. FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) -Triple winner Jane Blalock dismissed early misfortunes to whittle out a par-71 and retain the lead after two rounds of the $-50,001) Charity Golf Classic. The controversial Florida shot maker with ihe perky ponytail rode her 69-71--140' to a two-stroke over a trio of challengers at even par 142 on the soggy 6,721-yard Wondhaven Country Club Course. That group included Sandra Spuzich, Murle Breer and defending chiampion Sandra Haynie wdo were among the few to take certain liberties with the tight fairways and enormous rolling greens. Miss Breer's 69 was the best score of the gloomy, overcast afternoon. The playing conditions were vastly improved from the windy, chilly misty situation that greeted the lour players Friday. Miss Spuzich and Miss Haynie carved out 72 and along with Miss Breer were a stroke in front of Sue Roberts, whose 71 left her alone at 143. The field was trimmed to the low GO players and ties for Sunday's final round. The soft-spoken Miss Blalock opened the day with a one-shot "Fighter's Heaven," his camp i n Pennsylvania's Pocono M o u n t a i n s , usually mapped after his morning run and then breakfasted on a mixture of orange juice and honey. -"I run by myself," Ali said at the time, "covering about five miles a day. 1 watch carefully to see if I'm less tired than I was at a certain point yestcr day. And I think, always, of victory." Both fighelrs arrived at their gymnasiums at 2 p.m. each afternoon. Under the gaze of galleries o: keen-eyed fans, each man un derwent a two-to -three horn workout, warming up by skip ping rope and pounding the heavy bag and speed bag. . Dick Sadler, Foreman's train er, permitted his fighter to lit They give you bunchy. mu«d*» lat make you tire quickly. In- tead, Muhammad tones up vith a series of isometric-typ» xerciscs." SPARRING NEXT ·:;'?: Thoroughly limbered -byrex- ircise and applause, the^.fight- :rs then stepped into the rinf or four rounds of sparring, usually with four different- prk lers. In one of his final w»rk- luts at the Fair . Grounds, hpw- :ver, Foreman hoxed. 18 rounds vith 15 sparring partners, thi empcralure in his gym -that day reached 101 degrees. · S All's and Foreman's coaohe» disagreed on other trailing methods. . ' , Foreman followed his *i)rk- outs with a large'meal flf'irheat weights, but Ali's trainer, practice. Angelo frowned Dundee on sue a n d ' numerous whereas Dundee vegetables, allowed i-;Ali nothing .but fish as t h e . main course for his only meal of "the day. ' . After dinner, the 25-year-old Foreman drove back to LiVer- iiore in his Excalibur. If Michi, lis 2-year-old. daughter, was visiting, he devoted his time to to. Otherwise, he loosened up by listening to soul music and romping with his dogs/ After the dinner dishes in the Fighter's Heaven mess hall had been cleared away, Ali , t often set up a video' tape systetfi and studied films o f ; his opponents* bouts. Then. he went home to his nearby motel suite to spend a quiet evening with his wife, Belinda, and their four young children, retiring "no later than Big Spruce Wins Marlboro NEW YORK (AP) -- Big Spruce exploded from the pack with a little more than one- eighth of a mile remaining and won the $250,000 Marlboro CUD Saturday at Belmont Park foi lis second major triumph in 12 days. stakes over Miss Spuzich and Haynic, but collected a lead Miss pair of bogeys in 'the and third holes before. malic recovery. second a dra- Mavy Nudges Virginia 35-28 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy built a 28-point fourth- quarter lead, then staved off a Virginia rally Saturday for a 15-28 football victory over Ihe Cavaliers. Safely Gene Ford clinched Ihe viclory by intercepting a pass in the end zone from Virginia quarterback Scott Gardner on the final play of the gate. Gardner had connected with split end Ken Shelton for three touchdowns during a 10-minule span in the final period after the Midshipmen had taken their huge lead. Vandy Beats Chattanooga NASHVILLE CAP! -- Lonnie Sadler raced 59 yards for a first quarter touchdown and Vanderbilt put together three oilier long scoring drives in healing the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 28-6 in a college football game Saturday. Chattanooga, now 0-2, had the ball deep in Commodore territory six limes but scored only once as Vanderbilt won its 67th \ home opener against only 14 [ losses. (AP Wirephoto) SOUTHERN CROSS LEADS .. .the Australian 12-meter racer, Southern Cross takes ihe lead at start of third race in America's Cvp at Newport. The U.S. boat, Courageous, later took the lead Curfew Stops Yacht Racing NEWPORT, R.f. (AP) -- The third race of the America's Cup was abandoned for the second day in a row Saturday, this time-because of a curfew. The American defender Courageous was far in fhe lead over Southern Cross, the Australian challenger, when the 5:40 p.m. EDT shutdown time came with the two yachts stir well out in the course. Rules of the New York Yacht Club, which govern the series for yachting's ultimate prize require that each race be con eluded within 5% hours after it has started. Minutes after the time limit expired, the two yachts were asked if they would be ready to race again Sunday. The crew of Courageous promptly signalled that they would be ready. Southern Cross replied, "No," thus requesting the first "lay day" of the series. 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